Why is it any of USA's business what Russia and Ukraine do?
- Rise of IronLv 77 years agoFavorite Answer
In case you didn't notice, the President appointed himself as Chairman of the United Nations Security Council without the consent of Congress.
Also, in case you didn't notice:
Article I, Section 9, Clause 8 of the US Constitution reads:
No title of nobility shall be granted by the United States: and no person holding any office of profit or trust under them, shall, without the consent of the Congress, accept of any present, emolument, office, or title, of any kind whatever, from any king, prince, or foreign state.
- GregLv 77 years ago
Because we signed a treaty with Ukraine in 1994.
They used to have nukes, and we were somewhat fearful that the end of the world would be caused by tensions between Russia...which never wanted Ukraine to be independent.... and Ukraine... which is still PRIMARILY populated by people who want absolutely nothing to do with Russia.
So... we signed a treaty with them that military force would not be used in Ukraine. Russia signed the same treaty. The U.K. signed it too.
Russia has now violated it.
So.... either the U.S. and U.K. lose ANY credibility when it comes to helping disarm nuclear nations.... or we live up to our end of the bargain.
- KiniLv 77 years ago
Most answers are based on the idea that Russia is threatening Ukraine when it is the ultra-nationalist unelected government in Kiev that is guilty of dispatching soldiers to the east to put down the dissent, to crack down on those citizens in the east who are protesting. Of course U.S. senators were there from the start giving advice on how to blame Russia for their problems.
Russia has not invaded Ukraine. Russia has troops near the border to stop Kiev from attacks on its own people. Russia has called on Ukraine to stop the violence against Russians in the east but it has not worked. Russia is complying with last week's agreement. Ukraine is not.
Nevertheless America and Europe insist Russia is causing the trouble. That makes no sense since Russia shares a border with Ukraine and does not want this unstable country jeopardizing their national security.
- Steven SLv 47 years ago
Russia is part of the United Nations, including the Security Council where the President of the United States is the Chairman.
This makes it our business to make sure hostile situations are handled appropriately and properly following the laws of the United Nations.
Putin is violating those laws, and also violating the Budapest Memorandum on Security Assurances.
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- 7 years ago
It isn't. We here in the US just have a habit of thinking we're more important than we really are.
- 7 years ago
Countries can't just take over whatever countries they please, there needs to be a bigger power to help out the smaller practically defenceless countries under attack, id say America and Russia are the most powerful countries in the world (except china who don't get involved in anything) and so one needs to step in if one acts out of line
- 7 years ago
HE the president didn't appoint himself chairman because i don't think you can no matter who.
so he is just nosy. trying to stop the wars is not our business.
we can't just sent the military every where. wow.
- durango joeLv 77 years ago
Just like it was none of our business when Germany invaded Poland or France?
- BeBeLv 77 years ago
When Ukraine got rid of their nuclear weapons we promised we would always be there for them. Read more about it here http://www.theglobeandmail.com/globe-debate/ukrain...
- DBLv 67 years ago